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The laundry - La Lessive

My inspiration was born from an image published in the superb book of Yann Arthus-Bertrand: "La Terre vue de Ciel". That picture, "lessive dans le marigot", allowed me to recreate a world that I love: symmetry in the background, the repetition of the forms for the rhythm and the freedom of the composition. With this painting, I can show the will of those professional laundry workers, bent over all the clothes, working for the few pennies that will let them eat.

technique:oil on canvas
year:Prague, 2003
dimensions:65 x 75 cm
 private collection
The World creation
The people exploitation
Nepalese village
The yellow chamber
Rock garden
Les teintureries de Fès
Sculpture
The laundry
Les cuves noires
Les cuves safran
The sculpted doors
Self-righteous
Hacienda
Guinguette
Jamaica
Erika
La fête nationale
La sainte ligue
Les camps
Les fruits de la passion
Sur les pavés
Carnaval
Le cachet de la poste
Au commencement
Les couleurs de la Seine
Aquatique
A l'ombre des étoiles
Nature apprivoisée
Rose bagatelle
Le sourire de la Madone
La couleur de l'argent
Le chant des sirènes
La plume jeunesse
La carte révolutionnaire
L'effet patriotique
L'Art migratoire
L'arbre de cœur
Le nid de coucou
Jus de fantaisie
Sur les Monts Démocratie